Piecing together beautiful scraps to create clever, practical items ~ sharing dreams, ideas, and stories
Monday, September 2, 2013
Sewing Mends The Soul
Spending time in
my craft room is peaceful and relaxing. I can stay there for hours.
I don't even have to be sewing. I love designing, sketching,
flipping through magazines and browsing through fabric swatches in
search of ideas and color combinations. It's my stress relief zone.
Since it was so
hot outside last week, I found a few extra hours to sew, and here are
the results. This 38” square quilt in cool, fresh blues and greens
is called Lakeside Picnic. It's made with easy 2”x4” strips set
into a stacked pattern. The reverse, Cool Bars, is longer strips set
together with wide pieces of coordinating fabric. It could be used
as a lap quilt, a baby quilt, a table topper or a picnic cloth.
Black, white and
yellow batik 2 1/2” and 1 1/2" strips of varying lengths give this table
runner a modern look, so I named it Midnight Lights. It reverses to
large offset log cabin blocks, called City Squares.
I'm ready for whatever comes this month. Enjoy Labor Day!
throws you scraps, make a quilt.” – Author Unknown